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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Catholic University is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Washington, D.C. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,096 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Catholic University acceptance rate is 80%. Popular majors include Nursing, Political Science and Government, and Psychology. Graduating 70% of students, Catholic University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $46,400.
About Catholic University of America...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Address
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064
Website
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Catholic University of America Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1020-1230
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$36,009/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $32,066/ year
  • $30-48k
    $29,900/ year
  • $49-75k
    $32,876/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,454/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,729/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,096Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Vineyard vines, sperrys, and Church
    26%
  • Preppy, motivated, career-oriented, smart
    17%
  • All of the above
    11%
  • Preppy, drunk, attractive, smart, white, southern
    9%
  • These are great. BOTH. not the sharpest, but in VV
    9%
  • Devoted to studies and multiple interests
    6%
  • Not the sharpest tack in the box
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
61%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.70 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Good classes, pretty campus, expensive
    24%
  • Strong sense of community.
    24%
  • Expensive, boring but beautiful.
    18%
  • Great community, beautiful campus, great programs
    12%
  • Underrated
    9%
  • Weeding out the weak
    6%
  • Attempted dorm confessions on thirsty thursdays
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
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I am currently in my last year at Catholic University of America, and I am very happy I chose this school to pursue my MSW at. The curriculum is easy to understand. The online learning option is perfect for me as I do not live near the campus. I really enjoy being able to carry on with the rest of my life while still being able to participate in class work, and an education through this wonderful school! I would recommend Catholic University of America to anyone and everyone interested in pursuing graduate studies for social work. Great Place to attend!
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I love it! Campus food is going to be improved by 2020 when the new dining hall opens. My favorite thing about Catholic is all of the community service opportunities. Everyday there is a way to get involved with the community and help people. The education pushes you to have to work hard. It’s a very traditional education which was hard for me at first but I like the challenge. Also there are so many internship opportunities available in the city. Every night of the week there are networking events. It’s just an overall great school with serious students.
As soon as my mother drove away last August, leaving me at Catholic University of America,I was honestly scared and excited for my adventure.But, I knew that attending at Catholic University of America, I would be receiving a great education. I was mentally prepared for the lack of sleep, consist hours of studying and drinking coffee in order to stay alive. Realizing that college went from 0 to 100 real quick. My mental preparation needed more information such as budgeting, extreme organization and prioritize oneself in order to get into graduate school. I kept my circle extremely small and social interactions less of a priority. However, I am still working on working out of my comfort zone. Throughout my learning at Catholic, college is suppose to help us understand how the world evolves and that everything connects. However, the most important thing my professors have taught me, is to work extremely hard because in reality none wants to higher lazy people.